SEPULTURA’s Derrick Green Says New Album Sounds ‘Really Sinister, Dark And Metal As Hell’

Monday, 6th May 2013

Brazilian/American thrash metallers SEPULTURA will reunite with producer Ross Robinson (SLIPKNOT) to record their next album, tentatively due in the Fall through Nuclear Blast Records. The CD will be co-produced by Steve Evetts, who previous worked with the band on the  “Nation” (2001), “Revolusongs” (2002) and “Roorback” (2003) albums, and will tracked in June at Robinson’s studio in Venice, California.

Speaking to Rock Overdose, SEPULTURA frontman Derrick Green stated: “We have written most of the music already and now we are working on lyrics for the album. We should have everything ready before we hit the studio June 1st. The album is sounding really sinister, dark, and metal as hell! It’s been great working with Eloy (Casagrande) in the writing process because it brings a whole different energy to the music. The many changes that have been going on in our lives and in the world also add to the making of the new album.”

Eloy is a 22-year-old drum prodigy from São Paulo, Brazil who won the Modern Drummer “Undiscovered Drummer” contest as a teenager in 2006. Casagrande joined the ranks of SEPULTURA as the replacement for Jean Dolabella, who left the band because he could no longer commit to lengthy touring. SEPULTURA played its first show with Casagrande on November 25, 2011 in Lichtenfels, Germany.

The reunion between SEPULTURA and Robinson was first suggested by Monte Conner, the former Roadrunner Records A&R chief who is now the head of Nuclear Blast Entertainment. SEPULTURA’s upcoming CD will mark the first time the band will have recorded an album outside Brazil since “Against”. Robinson produced SEPULTURA’s classic “Roots” album in 1995. Released in February 1996 through Roadrunner Records, it was the band’s last studio album to feature founding member and vocalist Max Cavalera.

“Roots” sold more than 2 million copies worldwide and was certified gold in the United States by the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA) for sales in excess of 500,000 units.

SEPULTURA has spent most of the past two years on tour in support of its 12th studio album, and Nuclear Blast Records debut, “Kairos“, which hit stores in July 2011.